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International Sensation Monster Hunter Freedom United Is Unleashed

June 23, 2009

INTERNATIONAL SENSATION MONSTER HUNTER FREEDOM UNITE IS UNLEASHED

Capcom Brings Its Biggest Selling PSP System Game to North American Gamers Beginning Today

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announced today that Monster Hunter Freedom Unite™ has shipped to North American retailers only on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The game has sold over 3.4 million copies in Japan, making it one of the fastest-selling and most successful games on the PSP system. To date, the Monster Hunter™ series has sold over 8.5 million units worldwide, making it one of the biggest PSP brands of all time. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and will be available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

With 500 hours of gameplay and previously unreleased monsters, weapons and missions, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is set to be the biggest game of the series so far. Players can experience this social gaming phenomenon by adventuring with up to three friends for thrilling multiplayer hunting parties utilizing the PSP system’s wireless Ad Hoc network. Throughout the strategic gameplay experience, players are rewarded for their combat maneuvers and tactics, encouraging players to seek out more experienced Monster Hunters to team up with in order to benefit from their experience. North American fans will be able to experience the incredible adventure with more than 2000 armor sets, 1400 weapons and over 400 missions to choose from.

New to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is the fully customizable A.I. “felyne” companion for single player hunts. This helpful assistant will accompany players on quests and gather extra resources used for sharing and trading with other players. Also added is the improved “Media Install Option” which gives players the ability to save portions of the game from UMD to Memory Stick, resulting in much faster load times as well as improved PSP system battery life. Fans of the series will be pleased to hear that they can transfer their character and data from Monster Hunter™ Freedom 2 over to Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.

 

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